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Author Archives: Ben Alvord

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“Wait, hold up! Is that meat in a pipe?!”

Back in 1994, I was a high school senior, and I tell you what, my Saturday nights were crazzzzyyyy. We’re talking large bowls of curried popcorn (as much as I wanted! seriously!), writing strange horror short stories (this kid knows … Continue reading

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Kids These Days…

Back in college, I was really into punk music. This was many moons ago. Seriously, lots of them. I’m old. I don’t know how many moons are in a year, but if you multiply whatever that number is by thirteen, … Continue reading

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Hitting a False Note

Sitting in traffic this past Monday, I was trying to find a radio station that didn’t make my ears bleed. I scanned through endless channels of eighties music and right wing talk radio. Eventually I came across the opening lines … Continue reading

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Fancy Color Printers and Other Reasons Why I Want to Die

Funny Office Space clips up above, eh? Early on in that movie, someone keeps asking the main character if he’s ‘having a case of the Mondays’. I am, right now. And it’s all the fault of the evil printer repairman … Continue reading

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A Crowdsourcing Success on Super Bowl Sunday

In hearing people talk about the most successful ads from last night’s Super Bowl, I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about the ads from Doritos and Pepsi Max. What I don’t think everyone realizes though, is that these ads … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality Was Cooler When John Hughes Thought Of It

I should start off by admitting that even though I work in interactive development, I am somewhat of a cynic when it comes to assessing the cutting edge of technology. Back several years ago, I was asked to participate in … Continue reading

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Crowd funding

The Chris Gethard Show is a difficult one to describe.  The live comedy show is performed weekly at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, where Chris Gethard leads a hilarious group of performers through sets which push the boundaries … Continue reading

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Stop thinking, start doing

I’ve had a busy year.  At work, yes, but in life as well. There was a move in September.  Down three flights of stairs in Back Bay.  94 degrees and humid.  By noon, I had already sweat out all available … Continue reading

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The Power of Lost Love

“Eloise, you never meant that much to me” – Max Bemis Liar! Not you, reader. I’m speaking of Max Bemis. He’s the singer-songwriter behind Say Anything, a favorite band of mine. With the lyric quoted above, he’s telling a bit … Continue reading

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